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Acarver commented on picture ID 98879.

Why do you say it appears to be dead? Thank you so much for responding. It is not a huntsman or crab spider? I know the coloring in the pic doesn't help, but because it was so bright out I couldnt get anything better.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2020
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michellewalton commented on picture ID 98906.

I'm hoping this is Argiope aurantia, the Yellow Garden Spider, as they are not dangerous (and I found her at my son's school). This is the closest match I can find online... I'm using the zig zag white web as a guide. I need confirmation, as Wikipedia does not seem to think they are found in South Africa.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98779.

Nice! You have some stabilimentum web in the photo with the orb web. It's the zigzag part (bottom left) that was added on after the orb web was completed.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98861.

Maybe Myrmarachne formicaria, a Jumping Spider that resembles an ant.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98879.

It appears to be dead. Peucetia viridans is a mint green spider that is a possibility.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98887.

Wow! Do you have a photo of the spider on any other surfaces? It mostly looks like a Fishing Spider, but it might be a spider in family Philodromidae that has the ability to change colors.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98809.

My family doesn't appreciate my spider photos either. Especially if I have the spider on my bare hand in a photo- or a snake on a bare hand - or even a thick glove. I have 2 relatives who humor me and my photos. A very introverted niece picked up on the 'a spider keeps people away from you' thing and thinks it's great! A spider on your phone wallpaper keeps people from snooping through your ph... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98836.

It looks like a Spitting Spider in genus Scytodes. Maybe Scytodes globula, the Chilean Tiger Spider.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98816.

That's a really cute Jumping Spider! I like the markings. I don't know it from memory or a quick search. There's an organization, the Peckham Society, that is devoted to studying Jumping Spiders of the World: http://www.jumping-spiders.com/ Right now our website has very few experienced people volunteering with identifications. I'm always happy to hear from anyone of any experience level wh... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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Debcanull commented on picture ID 98809.

It’s now my phone’s wallpaper! My family wasn’t impressed with me sending them this pic! (Especially my husband, since he’s seriously phobic!) They have always felt I was a bit odd!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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Debcanull commented on picture ID 98809.

It took me a long time to identify it. I also had to get very up close and personal with it. I felt it was a great photo too!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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Jsluzewicz commented on picture ID 98877.

I posted a new one... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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Jsluzewicz commented on picture ID 98883.

Anyone know what kind of spider this is?... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98664.

Wow, that could have been a problem! There is anti-venom available for bites from Black Widows and Brown Widows. Spiders bite primarily in self-defense to avoid being trapped or squished against the flesh of a larger animal. They are very fragile. Widows have poor vision, but a strong sense of touch. They live in enclosed dark places to keep predators from seeing or reaching them. By keeping... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98857.

It might be Sphodros paisano, a Purseweb Spider. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1329882/data I don't know if this link will work if you don't have a Bugguide account. Please let me know if it doesn't and I won't link it this way in the future. Yes, moving the ivy probably pulled their webs and exposed them. That would lead them to search for new locations. It's still good to get English Ivy ... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98877.

Sorry, the photo isn't clear enough. You can try again if you wish, with a new submission. Please don't use digital zoom, it just makes an unfocused image a bigger even more unfocused image. Putting a binocular lens up to the camera lens works a little bit for distant images.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98838.

Was it sprayed with a chemical? It looks like a False Widow in genus Steatoda. The abdomen markings aren't visible enough to identify the species. They aren't dangerous to people.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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Jsluzewicz commented on picture ID 98877.

Anyone know what kind of spider this is... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98859.

It is in family Oxypidae. The possible genera in India are: Peucetia, Oxyopes, Hamataliwa, and Hamadruas. This is a list of all of the species in the family Oxypidae: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oxyopidae_species The locations are on the grey horizontal bars. Many of these species have the ability to change color.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98867.

Hi, this is Steatoda triangulosa. They aren't dangerous to people and quite good at catching and killing insects and other spiders.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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JosephSilva commented on picture ID 98859.

Hello Prinphotography, This is a very difficult angle, however, we can try and narrow down in the right direction. First, obviously this spider is green, which aids our search in determining many things (species and geographic location). Moreover, by identifying the posture given in this photo, this helps give an idea of what behavioral patterns we can assume, therefore my guess is a small jumping... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98865.

She's Trichonephila fenestrata. She's a species of Golden Silk Orbweaver. There's another one in the background to the right. They aren't dangerous to people. They eat flying insects. The silk is gold-colored, just like their common name says it is. They don't normally live indoors, but if they can find something to eat inside, it isn't a problem for anyone but the indoor insects.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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JosephSilva commented on picture ID 98855.

Hello Kamranspider, First off great photo! To my personal Identification guild and other guilds, this directs our attention towards the mouse spider. Scotophaeus blackwalli generally has it's lateral, and medium eyes close together. Additionally, while observing the legs we notice brown/red coloration and little to no hair. Moreover, the orientation of the pedipalps are close together.Hope thi... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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JosephSilva commented on picture ID 98863.

Hi SpinderLover4Life, Despite all possible imaginative ability with the addition of your photo I can't personally ID this spider. The photo quality is too poor. However, if you have another chance please keep in mind to obtain a good orientation of body position and eyes! Additionally, it's ok to get a little closer, after all, you are a spider lover!I can't wait to help soon! Cheers,... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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JosephSilva commented on picture ID 98869.

Hi Grettie1130, Despite the difficult orientation of the photo provided I believe this is Spiny Orbweaver spider, the distinct red hue that protrudes from the tips is a fantastic way or narrowing the species, however, there are multiple variations in color such as black and yellow (throwback song), yet they all tend to have the same general shape. The one in this photo most likely is a female if ... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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Grettie1130 commented on picture ID 98869.

What am I?... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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My1970nova commented on picture ID 98357.

Yes I'm going to seal all gaps and cracks in hope to keep them from coming in the crawlspace etc...... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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ShelleyM commented on picture ID 98865.

Can someone please help with the identification of this spider?... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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SpiderLover4Life commented on picture ID 98863.

This little spider has been in my bathroom for a while, it has skinny legs with stripes, it’s color is black.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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Prinphotography commented on picture ID 98859.

Why ? You can't identify?... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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Gardenfairy commented on picture ID 98857.

Neighbor cleared English Ivy that had taken over ally and climbed into tree. I suspect that is where they came from.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98357.

It won't help unless you also seal all foundation cracks and check doorsweeps, window and door frames,and the attic if you have one. New insects and spiders will come into your home if there are any openings. They aren't interested in you, they are following prey or seeking warmth. Then you'll have to keep poisoning your living space as long as new generations can enter through cracks and hole... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98830.

I think Steatoda nobilis is more likely. They were introduced to California and have become common there. Thanks for jumping into the identification pool Dlee! The Steatoda spiders are some of my favorites. At least one Steatoda species, Steatoda grossa kills and eats Black Widows.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98848.

I agree. They have a gold "T" on the abdomen. I live in Nashua and they are the most common Steatoda species around my house. They look really cool if you put one in a dark place and shine a bright light on it. The markings seem to glow. Since you're in Manchester, check out the Maxfield Parrish painting at the Currier Museum. It's my favorite piece there. The light refraction within the l... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98692.

Yes, she's very bright-colored for an Araneus diadematus. From the photos I've seen submitted - the Cross Orbweavers in the European region seem to be often paler or more bright-colored than most in North America.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98510.

He might be Steatoda paykulliana, they look like S. triangulosa with the triangle markings stretched out horizontally.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98811.

Yes (from second photo)... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98809.

Yes, male. Nice photo!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98814.

Hi, this is Herpyllus ecclesiasticus, an Eastern Parson Spider. They aren't aggressive or dangerous to people. Sometimes my house spiders in the kitchen go to the sink when they sense the water in the air and they are thirsty.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 98632.

Steatoda (false widow) of some sort... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 98510.

Very strange... whatever it is, it's a male... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 98692.

Strange coloration!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 2022.

These are found in the wild so I doubt they were kept in captivity. Great shot!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 2021.

Brilliant picture!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 13949.

Female... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 14043.

I would say female :)... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2020
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dlee12 commented on picture ID 98830.

This could be a Steatoda borealis.... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98840.

This might be a Brown Widow, Latrodectus geometricus. That's a guess from the photo and location, the markings aren't very clear. I know from lots of experience that some spiders don't like to pose for the camera. Especially if they are light-adverse like spiders in this family, Theridiidae. Brown Widows have an orange "hourglass " on the underside. It is wider than the ones on Black Widows. ... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98834.

This is Peucetia viridans, a Green Lynx Spider. They are named for the way they move when they chase prey. Their basic default color is light green with paler reflective markings on the abdomen. A cool thing about them is that they have some ability to change colors to match the things around them. This one looks like she was on a dark brown surface a few hours before the photo. She even has... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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My1970nova commented on picture ID 98357.

I'm guessing wolf spider... I had the exterminator come today. They sprayed and hoping to get rid of these. I may crawl under the house and bug bomb soon too.... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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Kpillay commented on picture ID 98474.

I think it may be a Wolf Spider. Found one in Durban... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98822.

I'm not sure if it is Hibana gracilis or a sac spider in genus Cheiracanthum. It definitely isn't a Brown Recluse. The Brown Recluses have a rounder and flatter cephalothorax.... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98824.

Hi, he might be Dolomedes albineus, a White-banded Fishing Spider. They mostly live on trees. They aren't all as white as the one featured in our photo gallery. The light coloring on the top of their bodies looks like lichens on bark. Dolomedes tenebrosus has darker colors, usually including orange, on the legs. They tend to be in the area of water, such as on docks, while yours doesn't need to... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TammyTamz commented on picture ID 98504.

I'm pretty sure thats a Scorpion Spider... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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Alyssa94 commented on picture ID 98818.

Help idintifie... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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AprilL commented on picture ID 98814.

I found this in my dish water so it may have gone into the sink on something. I live in a tiny travel trailer surrounded by hay bales for insulation.... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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Mdiez commented on picture ID 98664.

That's scary! I found this with my 4yr old kid inside box. Thank you.... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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Mazington commented on picture ID 98756.

Glad I could help!... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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RatherBeFishing commented on picture ID 98548.

Thank you so much for replying & for clearing that up for me! I feel so much better now lolAnd thank you for all of the info! You have no idea how much I appreciate it :-)... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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Jtarlton commented on picture ID 98775.

Looks like: Palystes Castaneus(Huntsman Spider) Sometimes called Rain Spider in South Africa... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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Jtarlton commented on picture ID 98650.

Scotophaeus blackwalli... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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Jtarlton commented on picture ID 98706.

Scotophaeus blackwalli... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98357.

*Itsy Bitsy * I need a guess here, please. :) I don't recognize it. It is not a Brown Recluse. There isn't a guide for identification of spiders from photos, scientifically it is done under a dissection microscope. Some sites use image recognition apps plus humans. I tried checking the photo with a Google app and it gave a wide array of possible answers - which means it didn't have an answer... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98756.

Thanks! I use a flexible mini LED flashlight as a tiny spotlight in addition to flash. I aim it diagonally to avoid glare off of reflective spiders. Your photo has a matte 3D look that I forgot could be done with the camera taking two rapid photos at slightly different angles. I'll reset my phone to use that function again to see if it reduces glare. Thank you for the insight that your phone d... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98720.

Siler semiglaucus is a beautiful Jumping Spider! They look like they were made by an artist. :)... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98548.

So sorry, I left out the word "not"'! Their venom is NOT dangerous. They are in the same family, Theridiidae, as Black Widows, but they have venom that is much less potent on people. Yet, this one, Steatoda grossa, kills and eats Black Widows. I've seen Yellow Sac Spiders and House Centipedes kill Steatoda species spiders though. Spider venom is an understudied area of biochemistry. It ha... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2020
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Mazington commented on picture ID 98756.

Hmmm... The camera on my phone seems to adjust for conditions itself. I didn't go out of my way to adjust for light, although I did use a flashlight as a source. Thanks for the check and info, sorry I can't help more than that. My phone is a redmi note 8 pro if you'd like to research the camera.... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98756.

Yes, I think that is correct. Reddit is pretty cool site. This species has weird eyes. Two horizontal rows with four red eyes in each row on a green face. Does your camera have a function that seems to reduce the glare of camera flash? Or did you manually adjust for exposure? I'm shopping for a camera based on what I can learn from other people's spider photo results.... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98772.

That's happened to me too. There isn't a way for a user to edit a submission in the programming. It needs to be updated. At least you can edit things you write in the forum for a limited time. It's great for correcting embarrassing spelling mistakes. You can resubmit the spider submission from the start and the previous post can be deleted.... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98789.

Hi, this looks like the ventral surface (underside) of a Common House Spider , Parasteatoda tepidariorum. I'm not certain, we usually use the topside of the spider. If it is P. tepidariorum, it isn't a dangerous spider. They are useful if you have indoor insects. If you don't, she would do very well outdoors. They like the exteriors of houses for their webs.... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98787.

Duplicated submission - see other... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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Kato commented on picture ID 98781.

Camera failure, whether in a dream or in reality, is always a nightmare to imagine. Any time there's a hiccup when I'm shooting my mind automatically goes to the extreme..."Oh no!!! My camera is dead!!"... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98781.

She's gorgeous! Orbweavers are awesome for photography! I had a nightmare last night that I spotted a new one, then my camera broke. :(... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98785.

She's a Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus. They make big circular (orb) webs to catch flying insects. It is pretty easy to walk into one. The females stay near the center of the web during times of low light. This species is very variable in colors and markings combinations. The spider in the photo has a more standard version. If you look through images of them though, you'll see many tha... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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dimitrider commented on picture ID 98783.

Scytodes,the spitting spider... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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Mazington commented on picture ID 98756.

Appears to be an orb Weaver. Tetragnatha Viridis as ID'd by Reddit user xScruffers.... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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Seamus469 commented on picture ID 98772.

This was found on the outside wall of the house, just after a brief shower of rain. Clearly it is not in it's web. The webpage just submitted and uploaded when I typed out location, and I cannot seem to find the editting button.... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98750.

I think she's Eriophora ravilla, a Tropical Orbweaver. She makes orb webs like the one that the spiderweb emoji is based on. She can be handled very gently. Spiders bite when they feel too much pressure on their bodies. They don't want to be trapped or squished . She can walk on top of hands, though she won't enjoy it. The important thing is to not close your fingers on her. I'm very glad ... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98760.

Hi, it is a great photo! She does look like Eriophora fuliginea. I don't think it has a common common name. That's not unusual in the scope of the billions of species that have existed and how few of them we discuss casually. We have two other photos of this species that were submitted to the site. Most of the photos we receive are from North America. Project Noah or iNaturalist would be b... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98766.

Yes and great macro photo! I didn't know that the spines are hairy.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 7801.

Many things could account for the off color of the abdomen such as the result of eating something green, a recent molt, being very gravid (this could explain the webbing), poor lighting, or having a parasite. Heteropoda venatoria is the only option for Hawaii in that genus (I don't think the genus is in question), without more information indicating it could be an accidental adventive this ... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 7801.

If it came from elsewhere it might be a Huntsman in genus Olios.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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Carty commented on picture ID 98764.

please help me identify this spider. Found in my house in west Palm Beach, FL.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98718.

Nice! This might be Steatoda grandis, a False Widow with a small range of mostly Colorado into the abutting states. https://bugguide.net/node/view/889023/data This is a link to Bugguide.net to their info on the species. You may not be able to see all of the data without creating a profile. It is a similar site to this one, but they specialize in North American species. I don't know if your mo... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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davidJohn commented on picture ID 98736.

thank u for your comment sir... im also confused in identifying the species. your insight is very helpful. thank you.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98736.

The two known Tetrophthalmi species are thought to be extinct. They had median eyes, like your Opilione, but also a pair of lateral eyes. Do you see a second pair of eyes that I'm not able to discern?... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98754.

I feel good about the ID too. :) It's a Western Parson Spider. We only have two photos of them in our gallery of submitted photos. Thank you for sharing your sighting!... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 98748.

Argiope pulchella. Yes, you had the answer. The signature spiders are mostly in genus Argiope. An important detail on this one is that she doesn't have leg band markings. On this website try clicking on India on this page or Locations in the menu at the upper right side corner. That will show you the spiders that have already been submitted to this website. They are usually the most common ... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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Robinson commented on picture ID 98754.

On floor in bathroom, removed to plants in living room. Feel good about ID.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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Snowplz commented on picture ID 98752.

Any ideas?... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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Renee2234114 commented on picture ID 98750.

our 10year old daughter found this spider , and we don’t know what kind it is.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 7801.

Do you think it's a variety that came in on a shipment from another region? I see the ones in Florida are quite different. And the one tagged as rhode Island too. They look similar but also different.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 7801.

Nope. Has a little similarity, but no. I've seen literally hundreds of males and females of different ages. The abdomen on this one is not at all right in color and shape. The web it is tacking down too, I have never seen one with any webbing. Our Hawaiian cane spiders roam and hunt, and the females carry the flat round egg sack around with them underneath, until hatch time when they drop them (an... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 10373.

gorgeous one, ours aren't that pretty... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 51868.

Heteropoda venatoria... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 52753.

Hubby is correct. Heteropoda venatoria... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 61617.

So pretty. Bigger than I'd have guessed!... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 73071.

They are very intimidating but they hunt the cockroaches and don't make messy webs. Harmless. Some say they bite but it's a mild thing. I have caught many and taken them outside because they used to frighten my son. I have never been bitten. Once one walked across my face and woke me up at night. It kept going and I went back to sleep. Rather have that in my bed than cockroaches. Dunno why I hate ... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 73071.

Heteropoda venatoria... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020
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onespideysense commented on picture ID 74026.

Heteropoda venatoria, harmless. A big one walked across my face one night while I was sleeping. They hunt at night, but can be seen in the daytime too. That poor thing in the photo, looks like a cat got to it. I see them with a missing leg cruising and know that one barely got away from the cat. They are great because they don't build messy webs and they hunt and eat the bugs we don;t want. They e... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2020